Unlike a free admission bachelor’s degree program (no NC) where you can directly enroll, you must first apply for a free admission master’s program, as certain general admission requirements as well as subject-specific admission requirements for your chosen degree program must be fulfilled. If you have fulfilled all the requirements, you will be granted admission and can enroll.
Once you have fulfilled all general and subject-specific requirements for your chosen degree program and received a study place, you will receive a letter of acceptance. Only then can you enroll. This letter contains the enrollment deadline and the documents you are required to upload by the time you enroll. Your letter of acceptance also includes all other essential information.
If you would like to find out in advance which documents are required for enrollment, take a look at our enrollment checklist.
The following regulation helps expedite the transition from a bachelor’s program to a master’s program at TU Berlin. Applicants are expected to acquire their first university degree before taking up master’s studies and provide proof of their degree certificate within the first degree semester of their master’s program (Section 10 (5a) sentence 1 BerlHG).
If you are applying for a master’s program and are not able to submit proof of your first university degree by the application deadline but will complete your bachelor’s degree shortly, you have the following option:
As an alternative, you can have a certificate issued from the responsible office at your university and submit this. This certificate must meet the requirements of TU Berlin. If it fails to do so, your application will not fulfill the general admission requirements and will be rejected (pursuant to Section 9 (1) of the University’s bylaws concerning the selection process for degree programs with restricted admission (AuswahlSa).
Detailed information regarding ECTS certificates is available on the following web page.
Should you be admitted to a program, enrollment is provisional (i.e. under reserve of revocation). This means you are required to submit proof of your bachelor’s degree within the first degree semester (by the end of the semester). Please remember to nevertheless transfer the semester fee within the re-registration deadline. If the fees got booked after the deadline on the TUB bank account, a late fee (19,94 €) has to be paid.
You must upload proof of your degree to your TUB account (tuPORT). The following proof is accepted:
One-time application for an extension / Admission Exemption
Should you not be able to do so as a result of circumstances beyond your control, then you have the option to apply during the first degree semester for an extension for the sole purpose of applying for a further semester. No further extensions can be granted.
You can request the extension in your TUB account (tuPORT) using the app “My Requests”. The name of the online application form is "Admission Exemption"
PANDEMIC-RELATED, THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONAL ONE-TIME REGULATION APPLIES: Students, who are enrolled in the summer semester 2020 in their 2nd Master’s degree semester under reserve of revocation (provisional enrolment) are entitled to apply once for further (second) extension of the enrolment under reserve of revocation. This application has to be reasoned, which means, students have to demonstrate clearly they are not able to provide proof of their first university degree due to the pandemic. Therefore, please present the reasons detailed and logically and add corresponding/ supporting documents if possible. This goodwill regulation applies only to the re-registration for the winter semester 2020/21.
If you are not granted an extension, you will be exmatriculated from the master’s program and will not be able to apply for the same master’s program as a re-registrant until after you have successfully completed your bachelor’s degree. When doing so, you may only apply for the next higher semester. When applying as a re-registrant for the next higher degree semester in a master’s program with restricted admission, you are additionally required to provide proof of sufficient credit points to qualify for this semester (30 ECTS per completed degree semester).
It is not possible to re-enroll if you are not able to complete the program within the standard period of study.
It is not possible to be assigned to a higher degree semester during the period of enrollment under reserve of revocation (as per Section 9 (4) AuswahlSa).
Provisional enrollment is only possible for master’s programs.
Part-time studies are excluded when enrolling in a master’s program under reserve of revocation.
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